2020 began with a blast as RoamsysNext launched its brand-new Connectivity Innovation Forum (CIF) with a first webinar on Friday.

Global challenges need global answers. In order to find these answers, RoamsysNext has officially launched its Connectivity Innovation Forum bringing together high-profile international telco-experts and scientists. The very first CIF webinar took place on Friday, 10th of January as an introduction into future activities and an exchange of ideas and insights on the many aspects the innovation think tank is covering.

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A packed agenda

CIF chairman Gautam Gianchandani officially opened the constituional meeting with an outlook on the forums‘ organizational structure and on the main goals it’s striving for. As the very first guest contribution research scientist Dr. Uwe Roth (Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology – LIST) gave an introduction on general blockchain concepts. The idea to include new technologies in standardized procedures for the telecoms industry will be one main focus of the forum, so the other contributors gave some valuable summaries of GSMA initiatives and ongoing discussions.

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Carmen Kwok (GSMA) and Mihai Luca (RoamsysNext) informed about the first ideas to make use of new technologies for the planned BCE enhancements followed by Shamit Bhat (GSMA) and Chris Lennartz (iBasis) who shared the latest news from the GSMA working groups (IG, IDS, BCE, WAS, 5G – Network slicing and IPX).

Getting interactive

As the way for future CIF activities is now paved, the next forum events will encourage an active debate between the participants. A date for the next gathering as well as the agenda is currently up for discussion and will be announced, soon.

Want to shape new standards and become part of an innovation-driven think tank, too? If you’d like to join and participate in the “Connectivity Innovation Forum” please register by sending an email to “forum@roamsys-next.com”.